Tuesday, December 17, 2013


“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury
So balance, it's a thing that we all struggle with. 
Some more than others, myself included.

Lately.. life has been jumbled up in a fast paced mess.
In the last month I have moved 2000 miles, started a new job, a new derby team, found and moved into a new apartment, have a new-old relationship with my husband (we have not lived in the same city for 2 years), and moved closer to my family. 
Either way you slice it, it's a lot of juggling and balancing to keep everyone happy.
I don't even know how all the mom's out there do it. 

I have also been feeling so much guilt, in which ver way I split it and it's been getting to me. 
Not being able to do everything and be everywhere all at once. 

Just what I have been struggling with lately. 
I know to most I have nothing to complain about, but I need to get it off my chest.
How do you do it all?


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas cards

Big ones, little ones, bright, ones, snowflakes, houses, santa, reindeers, ornaments, lights, and trees
Yup, christmas cards have so many varieties and say so much about your personality and your year.
In the crafting world your christmas cards are admired by so many through all the media services. 

I know that I start looking for inspiration in August, I usually use Pinterest (duh!) but there are plenty of other sources such as the the paper source catalog

These were this years contestants..

So as you know from my previous post here that I got inspiration from the latter 

and.. here it is. 

I love the simplicity and cuteness of this card. It was pretty simple. Just cut out the house and glue to a background. I used card stock for the house so it was a little thicker and than a gray background. I like gray and I like neutral holidays. I used a red envelope and it is a good card no matter what you believe. 

Are you making your christmas cards this year?


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh the christmas house(s)

This year by accident, my christmas theme is houses. Weird.. I know, but that’s what happened. 

We moved into our new home this past weekend. It’s a one bedroom apartment that we are currently making comfortable. (More pictures to come once all the boxes are unpacked and such.) As a side note, I hate moving, even though this experience has been rather pleasant.

Coincidentally the christmas cards I started in October (yup, you read that right and they are barely getting finished now) also  have cute little houses on them and I kinda love how simple but cute they are. Are you making christmas cards this year?

Lastly, our ornament this year. If you missed the post last christmas on why we only get one ornament a year go here. I found this cute little light up house at joann’s in November and knew I wanted it because we sold out house in Illinois and we never had an ornament that signified our living in that house.

So there you are, my house themed christmas. Pretty ironic it all came together by accident. Are you working on anything right now? Christmas related?